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The Clink, Carlow, Leinster

The Clink

4.6
4.6
46 Reviews
€30 and under
European

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 07:00–15:00 Lunch Daily 07:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 15:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    (059) 918 2418

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

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What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Leinster

    Best Overall

  • Leinster

    Best Food

  • Leinster

    Best Value

  • Leinster

    Brunch

  • Leinster

    Child Friendly

  • Leinster

    Fit for Foodies

  • Leinster

    Group Bookings

  • Leinster

    Romance

  • Leinster

    Special Occasions

  • Leinster

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. S

    Sana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The food wasn't fresh. Chips were hard, and so was the pastry in the chicken vol au vent

  2. JO

    JaniceO

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolute lovely experience. Staff where so helpful and quick. Couldn't fault anything.

  3. TW

    TraceyW

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great selection on the menu so something for everyone. The portion sizes are very generous. The food was very tasty. We all cleared our plates. Staff were incredibly friendly

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food, pleasant and attentive staff good value

  5. MD

    MelissaD

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff and great food! Always a pleasure to dine here.

  6. P

    Paull

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    top class service on Saturday from start to finish,all staff were friendly and food was delicious.will b back again.

  7. TN

    TierN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Regulars at the clink - amazing food and vibe - we travel there from Avoca especially (over an hour) to enjoy it - highly recommend

  8. SC

    SonnyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The food was lovely and the staff were very helpful I just think everything is one or two euros too expensive and it was slightly too noisy other than that it was great!!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Friendly staff, good atmosphere

  10. JD

    JanineD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined as a family of 4 adults and 2 kids. Great food and great service as usual.

  11. CP

    CaniceP

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Lovely wine selection. Highly recommend for any occasion. Table for 2 or groups something for everyone.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Valentine’s Day we went for a meal we’re sat under the speaker and it was very loud the girl turned it down the second I asked, food is of great quality and portion size is big. Waitress was very pleasant and polite. Price of meal is reasonable for what you get and I would say overall best place in Carlow town for a meal out.

  13. R

    elizabethR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3

    The food was very good the nose level was very high from the speakers and the music, had main course and then left and took or bottle of wine with us we cold not hear each other.

  14. CM

    CarolM

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a brilliant stay in this hotel on sat nite. Everything about this hotel I could not fault. We had our evening meal in restaurant and it was fantastic. Staff were more than helpful especially Maud. Breakfast was also lovely. Will definitely be back.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Waterford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Myself and my boyfriend absolutely love the clink, the food is gorgeous, the service is great, and its good value for money as the portions are huge! The tastiest and freshest food, we're huge fans of the grilled chicken!! Would absolutely recommended!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Carlow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    First time at Clink. Very nice and will be returning. Excellent choice in menu. Myself and my husband both went with the T bone steak and it was cooked perfectly. Extremely busy but they seemed under control. Orla (I think) was our hostess and was excellent. Great value for money and lovely atmosphere. A nice gem to find and looking forward to book again.

  17. MJ

    MichelleJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Food was ok nothing spectacular but presentation of food very good . I personally had an appealing experience from a member of staff from the moment we walked in the door I had requested the robot (as seen on the FB page )when I booked and instead of just saying sorry this is not available any longer I was pretty much given a lecture from one of your staff members about why would I want that anyway there's no robot gonna take her job she kept going and going with people behind us listening I bit my tongue and said ok hoping she would just take us to our table but on she went about how the manager was 'over there ' and she didn't care if he heard her she completely made a show of me for asking a simple request on the booking form . Things didn't get any better when we were trying to enjoy our meal as this lady was at the table next to us mouthing about something else to them . No exaggeration it was as if she was high on something the way she was conducting herself . I think her fear of robot taking her job should not be her primary concern if she treats customers like this , I for one won't be back to be treated in such a manner again

  18. AL

    AlisonL

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating my Graduation and the waitress very generously gave me a glass of prosecco, nice touch! The staff were excellent, very polite, friendly, and efficient while at the same time not overbearing. The food was delicious with good size portions. We have a very enjoyable night and will definitely be back.

  19. OB

    OrlaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent staff, which cooed very well on a busy evening

  20. S

    Steve

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Service excellent professional and friendly, food as always was as good as always.

  21. ST

    SiobhanT

    Carlow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal and fantastic staff food was excellent

  22. AM

    AoibheMaeDooley

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    I went here for breakfast and dessert and the food was beautiful as always. The staff were pleasant, however, even though there is no time limit on tables, after 1 hour, we were told to leave when we were not finished our food and coffee. Even though the food was lovely, I thought this was a very rude.

  23. JJ

    JoJoH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and fantastic staff.

  24. AF

    AoifeF

    Dublin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing! Staff were really friendly! The manager was so lovely, we will definitely be back

  25. E

    Emmam

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    Lovely food but desperately in need of more staff serving.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kilkenny

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can not say enough good things about The Clink. Food was excellent and loads of it but most of all the staff were brilliant. They were very busy but yet no one was waiting on anything. We were there for a birthday and there was balloons at the table and a Happy Birthday song when bringing desert.

  27. CP

    ChristianP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Portions were amazing. Food was delicious Staff were very friendly and accomodating

  28. JD

    JoDowdall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience, exceptional food, lovely quality and good portion size. I'm celiac and they catered for me very well. Good choice and alternatives. Staff brilliant! Highly recommend!!

  29. AK

    AvrilK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I went to lunch with my dad on Sunday and the music was too loud to be able to have a comfortable conversation (made worse that we were sitting right beside the speaker) I requested it to be turned down but it wasn't. The music was good by the way and this would normally be the last thing i would complain about. Just keep it to a level where we can have a conversation.

  30. C

    Customer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Had a really nice time! Our server made the night 100 times more enjoyable was very polite and very very good at her job. Would definitely recommend!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Carlow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great atmosphere I felt very safe as well really enjoyed my dinner.

  32. P

    Padraig

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was lovely, service from staff was top quality, very helpful and very pleasant to deal with

  33. DC

    DebbieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed dining here. The food was beautiful. Everyone at my table enjoyed their meal. The staff were amazing and very welcoming. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the tables were very nicely spaced out. Would definitely return here again. Highly recommend coming here!!!!

  34. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic meal here recently. Staff are fabulous and food was amazing as always.

  35. SR

    SamanthaR

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was amazing & the food was out of this world, can’t wait to go back

  36. CD

    ClaireD

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Couldn’t fault it. Food and service both excellent. Will be back!!

  37. F

    Foodbuddy

    Carlow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Excellent like the first time. I would recommend my friends!

  38. F

    Foodbuddy

    Carlow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a lovely experience with my friends. The food and service was excellent.

  39. PL

    PaulaL

    Carlow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent brunch menu. French toast was amazing. Will definitely be back soon

  40. C

    Claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food with brilliant service. The staff were so helpful, accommodating and good humoured.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Clink is rated 4.6 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Clink

38-39 Dublin St Graigue Carlow, Leinster 93 D7X9

Additional information

  • Area

    Carlow Town

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 07:00–15:00 Lunch Daily 07:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 15:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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